Group should have:
- 2 people filming – responsible for equipment, camera, ipod/phone with song (playing while recording); can take turns filming, other one plays the song for the singers/actors, also handles any lighting equipment or other props).
- 1-3+ people on camera – singing/dancing/acting out the song. Can have everyone lip syncing the lyrics to the song, and everyone acting in clips, or have 1 person as the Singer, the rest
acting out stuff separately or as part of the band. You also can get friends from outside class to “sing” parts – film during homeroom.
- Singer(s) need to know the lyrics to the song – can film in short pieces/clips, do a little bit at a time, but make sure the singing looks real, in time with song.
- Cannot be filming in hallways near any classrooms (singing/song is disruptive to classes). Should film outside as much as possible.
- Singers should actually sing the song so it’ll look real – if just lip-syncing, it will probably look fake!
- 10 clips/pieces should be of the singer(s) - see lips/singing to song
- 3 clips should be of people acting/dancing, not lipsyncing
- 3 clips should be of objects/things, no people in it (angles, close ups)
Distances (2 of #1-5, 1 of #6)
- Extreme Close Up (ECU) - Only see part of face
- Close Up (CU) - Keeps only the face full in the frame
- Medium Close Up (MCU) - Head and upper chest only in shot
- Medium/Mid Shot (MS) - Less than LS, more than CU
- Long/Wide Shot (LS) - Entire character/object from head to foot; not as long as an establishing shot
- Establishing Long Shot (ELS) - Shows the locale the action is set in
Camera Movement (any 3)
- Panning - Camera moves continuously right to left or v.v.
Whip Pan - Panning so fast that picture blurs beyond
POV shot - Depicts
the POV of a character so we see what they see
- Follows a subject from behind or alongside or in front of the subject. Not as clumsy as panning shot.
Zoom - Change distance between camera and object (using camera or rolling
- Tilt - The framing moves up & down, with no horizontal movement.
- Art Shot - Subject is circled by the camera (or do that separately and person on green screen
Camera Angles (any 2)
- Low Angle - Looking up at character/subject
- High Angle - Looking down at character/subject
- Over the Shoulder - Camera is behind one subject’s shoulder, during a conversation
- Cowboy - Framed from mid thigh up (from behind the person)